North Shore Navigators LHP Michael Johnson (Dartmouth) allowed three hits while striking out four batters and walking only one in 8.2 innings to lead the Navigators to a 2-0 victory over the Newport Gulls in the second game in the Eastern Division Championship Series.
Here are the top performers from July 15th from the Cape Cod Baseball League. The night went the way of the pitchers based on four out of the five games have 3 runs or less scored in them. The other game was a 4-1 victory for the Brewster Whitecaps over Falmouth Commodores.
Coca Cola Pitcher and Player of the Week
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wareham comeback kid Max Perlman (Harvard) has secured this week’s Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week award for his performance against Brewster.
Perlman pitched six shutout innings and left the game with a 1-0 lead. Although the bullpen could not hold the lead, his nine strikeouts and two hits surrendered were enough to earn him this week’s award.
The 6-7 right-hander showed plenty of promise in his first season as a member of the Crimson, earning All-Freshman third team honors. An elbow injury in his first start as a sophomore derailed his second season and much of his junior year, but his success this summer indicates that he has returned to form.
He is also a Cape League veteran. He pitched well enough for the Gatemen in 2008 to be selected as an All-Star alternate before his injury.
Well, we usually have a recap for the whole Cape Cod League, but since only one game got in today due to weather, here are the top performers from the Wareham-Brewster game, in which Brewster scored a couple in the bottom of the 8th to win 2-1.
FROM IVY LEAGUE RELEASE
The Dartmouth Big Green (Rolfe Division) emerged in a three-game series against host Columbia (Gehrig Division) and will travel to the NCAA as the Ivy League representative. However, unlike a year ago when Bob Whalen’s club won its first championship in 22 years, the boys from Hanover won without any household names. It was a classic case that the sum of the Dartmouth team was stronger than its individual parts. If Dartmouth needed offense, timely hitting and intelligent base running emerged to manufacture runs. If they needed to keep the score low, the pitching staff responded. The combination of opportunistic offense and stout defense was effective, as the Big Green finished the regular season 26-17.
Here is your ACC Recap for May 5th.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Senior John Spatola drove in three runs and hit his 12th home run of the season and the bullpen tossed 5.0 shutout innings as the Boston College baseball team defeated Harvard, 7-3, Wednesday afternoon at Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Commander Shea Field.
Spatola went 3-for-4 in the game with a solo homer and two runs scored. He also stole two bases. Junior Matt Hamlet was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and runs scored and senior Mike Sudol went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Here is your ACC Recap for April 14th.
LEXINGTON, Va. - The top five hitters in the lineup went 10 for 21 with 10 RBIs as No. 26 VMI defeated No. 1 Virginia, 12-3, in front of a record crowd of 1,463 fans at Gray-Minor Stadium Wednesday night. The win is VMI’s first-ever over a top-ranked opponent and improves the Keydets to 29-5 on the season. The Cavaliers fall to 27-8 with the loss, the team’s first mid-week setback in 10 games this season.
Here is your Ivy League Recap for April 4th.
New York, NY – Brown earned its second consecutive Ivy split on Sunday afternoon, taking one of two against Columbia behind a strong start from junior Matt Kimball. Kimball, who set a new single season record for saves in 2009 as the closer for the Bears, gave up just one run in six innings in his first start for Brown in nearly two years.
Game 1: Penn 8 Brown 6
Game 2: Brown 11 Penn 5
Philadelphia, PA – The Brown baseball team kicked off its Ivy League season on Saturday afternoon, earning a road split against Penn, winning the second game 11-5 after dropping a tough 8-6 opener. Sophomore Mike DiBiase had a big day at the plate, going 5-6 with three RBI’s and two walks over the doubleheader.
The Binghamton Bearcats picked up a shocking win on Friday night over the Tennessee Volunteers but on Saturday afternoon, the struggles continued. Kennesaw State ended up grabbing a 4-2 victory over the Volunteers behind a strong pitching performances from Josh Carr and J.B. Johnson